In our 10th post in the Greening ELT series, Noni Gilbert, one of the vice presidents of FECEI (the Spanish federation of private language schools) shares an upbeat and optimistic report from their recent annual national conference held in Madrid in February 2020.
Tag: Conference Organisation
We’d like to say a very big thank you to Jennifer Taylor for coming back to share an update on the TESOL France 2019 symposium in Lille. She first posted about TESOL’ France’s green initiatives in November in the run up to the symposium. Now she’s back to tell us how it went.
In a conversation about a week ago, we were talking about conferences and footprints and environmental impact. It’s a topic that crops up again and again in the ELT Footprint group and in conversations that are going on around the edges of the group. In this particular conversation, the idea of a “conference survival kit” was suggested. This would be a kind of zero waste kit, enabling conference-goers to reject one-use plastic and paper and reduce their footprint as much as possible in terms of generating waste (which in turn of course means generating less carbon both in the production of the one-use items we’re rejecting and in the subsequent waste-management processes).
I’m new in the world of event organization and I was really pleased to be invited to join a local conference organizing committee recently. One of the aims of the committee is to review and extend the sustainability of the event from an environmental point of view.